Tuck #1 in The Economist Ranking

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2011
Contact: Kim Keating, 603-646-2733

Today the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth placed #1 in The Economist's worldwide ranking of full-time MBA programs. The annual ranking is based on four factors that the Economist Intelligence Unit identifies as the primary reasons students pursue an MBA: to open new career opportunities (weighted at 35 percent); for personal development and educational experience (35 percent); to increase salary (20 percent); and to build a professional network (10 percent).

The Economist wrote, “Virtually all of Tuck’s students, who went into a wide range of industries, found work within three months of graduating … Tuck students also graded the quality of their alumni the best in the world—an important consideration given the oft-repeated claim that who you meet at an MBA program is just as important as what you learn.”

Tuck ranked #1 in personal development and educational experience—the core of the MBA. In opening new career opportunities, Tuck ranked #2. And students clearly felt that Tuck’s alumni had a lot to do with their success, ranking the effectiveness of the Tuck network as #1.

“This particular ranking is important for two reasons,” says Dean Paul Danos. “It is truly global and the characteristics they measure are objective and very important.”

BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and The Economist each regularly publish a ranking of graduate business schools. Tuck consistently places in the top five among U.S. schools when these rankings are averaged.

For more information on this ranking and the methodology used, visit The Economist website at http://www.economist.com/node/21532270.